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September 20, 2019 | 12:00 am - October 20, 2019 | 12:00 am
Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning Best Play arrives in a marvelously funny, spectacularly beautiful new production. This modern-day classic tragicomedy imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As the story unfolds, they voice their confusion about the play that’s being performed without them, untangling bigger questions about life and death, reality […]

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2:00 pm

The American Inspiration Series presents: Gail Collins with NO STOPPING US NOW at 99-101 Newbury Street

October 18, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cost: $32 includes guaranteed seat and a signed book (includes tax) Hear from the beloved New York Times columnist Gail Collins about her rollicking, eye-opening new book on a subject that is timelier than ever: women and aging in America. Author of the acclaimed bestsellers When Everything Changed and America's Women, and the first woman to serve as the editorial page editor of the New York Times, Collins is an […]

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6:00 pm

John Hodgman Drop in Signing at Brookline Booksmith

October 18, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

Our John Hodgman event on October 17 is sold out! But great news: John Hodgman will be dropping by the Booksmith on October 18 to sign books only, from 6-8pm. No ticket is required but you must purchase a copy of MEDALLION STATUS at Brookline Booksmith to join the line. Parsnip the Corgi may be […]

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7:00 pm

Adrienne Brodeur presents WILD GAME: MY MOTHER, HER LOVER, AND ME in conversation with Joanna Rakoff at Harvard Book Store

October 18, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes ADRIENNE BRODEUR—acclaimed editor, author, and co-founder of Zoetrope: All-Story—for a discussion of her new memoir, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me. She will be joined in conversation by award-winning writer JOANNA RAKOFF. About Wild Game On a hot July night on Cape Cod when Adrienne was fourteen, her mother, […]

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Bill Bryson presents THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS at First Parish Church

October 18, 2019 | 7:00 pm
First Parish In Cambridge, 1446 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes BILL BRYSON—the bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything—for a discussion of his latest book, The Body: A Guide for Occupants. About The Body Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body—how it functions, its remarkable ability to […]

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Sergio Troncoso & Illan Stavans in conversation at Porter Square Books

October 18, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Join authors Sergio Troncoso and Ilan Stavans as they appear in conversation to discuss their new books! "A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son is Troncoso at his absolute finest … a masterwork bursting with immigrant intimacies, electrifying truths and hard-earned tenderness.  This is a book I could not let go of, that took me from El Paso to New England […]

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7:30 pm

Adam Rippon presents Beautiful on the Outside at the Wilbur

October 18, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Former Olympic figure skater and self-professed America’s Sweetheart Adam Rippon showcases his funny and inspiring personality in this entertaining memoir. Adam Rippon is an Olympic athlete and medal-winning figure skater. He won the 2010 Four Continents Championships and the 2016 U.S. National Championships and was selected to represent the United States at the 2018 Winter […]

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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.